Wikipedia has begun its 24-hour blackout in protest against the SOPA and PIPA bills that have currently been 'shelved'. The online encyclopedia says that even though the bills are currently dormant, they have not completely disappeared. SOPA's sponsors have said that the bill will be brought back for discussion in February. Wikipedia opposes the bills because they fundamentally oppose Wikipedia's belief in free and open Internet. Wikipedia has stated that while some provisions of the bill are valuable, others are deeply problematic.
Publish date: January 18, 2012 1:08 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:23 pm